New article: Understanding Collaborative Robot Safety

By Rebecca Gurk on Thursday, August 10th, 2017 in Advanced Automation, Advanced Manufacturing, Flexible Automation, Manufacturing Technology. No Comments

The introduction of collaborative robots (cobots) into the marketplace brings new standards for safe interaction with this new robotic technology.   Cobot safety starts with understand the collaborative application and what technology is required to meet the safety needs.  Once the technology is determined then a methodical risk assessment is done and the correct standards are followedRead more


EWI Welcomes New Member Cincinnati Fan

By Christine Filippetti on Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 in Consumer Electronics, EWI – Company, Flexible Automation, Mechanical Design. No Comments

We are pleased to announce that Cincinnati Fan of Mason, Ohio, has joined EWI as a new member. The company specializes in cast aluminum and fabricated steel, aluminum and stainless steel fans in the 1/4 to 125 horsepower range. Cincinnati Fan also manufactures seven sizes of the “Dust-Master Portable Dust Collectors.”    


3D Vision-guided Robotics for Industrial Applications — New Paper

By Ron Brown on Thursday, June 15th, 2017 in Advanced Automation, Advanced Manufacturing, Flexible Automation, In-Process Monitoring, In-Process Sensing, Manufacturing Innovation, NDE and Inspection, Technology Innovation. No Comments

Advanced robot-based object detection, recognition, and gripping technologies have seen increasing use as manufacturers transition from mass production to customization to meet customer demands. As a result, today’s modern robotic systems must be able to recognize a changing environment and adapt to it. Advanced vision techniques ranging from low-resolution systems with a large field ofRead more


Putting Collaborative Robots to Work — New Article

By Mike Garman on Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 in Advanced Automation, Flexible Automation, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Innovation, Technology Innovation. No Comments

The introduction of collaborative robots into the marketplace is changing the face of industrial automation. Equipped with force-feedback detection that stops the motion of the robot when contact is made with a person or object, these so-called “cobots” can safely operate in the same workspaces as humans. As a result, the extensive safe guarding andRead more


Buffalo Manufacturing Works: Growing and Innovating

By Nadine Powell on Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Automation, Advanced Manufacturing, EWI – Company, EWI Network, Flexible Automation, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Metal 3D Printing, Technology Innovation. No Comments

If you’ve been following the progress over the last two years at EWI’s Buffalo Manufacturing Works, you know that our manufacturing innovation center in Western NY has been growing rapidly. We expanded so quickly in both staff and equipment that our labs are starting to feel a little tight! Now, a proposal before the NewRead more


Random Bin Picking in Industrial Automation — New Paper

By Rebecca Gurk on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 in Advanced Automation, Control Technologies, EWI – Company, Flexible Automation, In-Process Sensing, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology. No Comments

Recent advances in robotic technology have allowed manufacturers to use automated bin picking for increasingly challenging applications to improve overall productivity. These applications can be divided into three cases based on the degrees of freedom of motion of the parts in a bin.


EWI Builds World-Class Additive Manufacturing Capabilites

By Steve Massey on Monday, December 5th, 2016 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, Dissimilar Materials, EWI – Company, First Time Quality, Flexible Automation, In-Process Monitoring, In-Process Sensing, Materials Engineering, Metal 3D Printing, NDE and Inspection, Structural Integrity. No Comments

EWI has assembled a world-class team of engineers, supported by millions of dollars in equipment, with a focus on metals additive manufacturing (AM).


EWI Colorado Hosts Facility Premiere; Opens Doors to Statewide Audience

By Marcie Willard on Monday, November 21st, 2016 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Automation, EWI – Company, EWI Network, First Time Quality, Flexible Automation, In-Process Monitoring, In-Process Sensing, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Technology, Metal 3D Printing, Microjoining, NDE and Inspection, Technology Innovation. No Comments

On November 9, EWI celebrated the opening of its third R&D facility, EWI Colorado. Located in Loveland at the Rocky Mountain Center for Innovation and Technology, EWI Colorado joins labs in Ohio and New York as the company’s newest manufacturing center of excellence. More than 200 representatives from manufacturing firms and organizations, educational institutions, andRead more


EWI’s High Impact Capabilities for Defense Manufacturers

By Paul Blomquist on Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Automation, Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Defense, Events, Flexible Automation, Forming, Government, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology. No Comments

EWI’s array of technical capabilities and equipment combined with unparalleled process development expertise provide a clear competitive advantage for defense manufacturers seeking to address rising challenges. No other technology innovation center offers as broad a suite of centralized services for manufacturing companies looking to improve and optimize their production processes. For a look into thisRead more